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A popular mobile game is teaching scientists how we navigate our worlds
Our age, city, and social status can shape our sense of direction. Sea Hero Quest gives a window on how.
Smart ways to travel efficiently, no matter where you’re going
No matter how weird your route, we have travel tips for you.
This interactive atlas lets you travel to the future, and past, of climate change
The IPCC just made it easy to access and visualize a ton of data.
At the Arizona border, mapping migrant deaths could help save lives in the future
Geographers paint a grim picture of survival in the Sonoran Desert, but their detailed analyses also provide a tool for search and rescue.
A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.
How urban explorers uncovered the site—and the memory—of a covert Cold War–era accident.
These volunteers are filling in missing pieces of the world map, and helping humanity at the same time
The Wikimedia of cartography pulls data from satellites to calculate snow depths for skiers, assist emergency responders, and so much more.
Google Maps is about to get better—especially if you take public transportation
The service has been around for 15 years, and is introducing a revamped look and new features.
2019 was the second warmest year on record—here’s what this means for our future
New government data shows climate change is (still) heating up
Track Australia’s raging bushfires with these official sources
Here’s how people in the country and overseas can monitor the movement of fire fronts in real time.
This website lets you travel back in time to abandoned airfields near your home
Paul Freeman’s aviation-history archive let’s you explore local lore, topography, and more,